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13 August 2004
Neolithic sanctuary found in Bulgaria

Archaeologists working near the village of Kapitan Dimitrievo, southern Bulgaria, have uncovered an ancient sanctuary.
    The team, led by professor Vassil Nikolov, made their discovery at a depth of 1.8m while working on the Banyata mound. The sanctuary is believed to have been used for rituals to ensure a plentiful harvest.
    The area around the mound has been subject to excavations over the past 2 years, and some of the finds will be going on show as part of the recently-opened exhibition of Thracian objects entitled "Orpheus’ Golden Empire" at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle museum in Bonn, Germany.

Source: Sofia News Agency (21 July 2004)

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